New Zealand

New Zealand

From 22 May we will be working to update all of the data and documents on this page following the Office of National Statistics (ONS) revision of the International Passenger Survey (IPS) data for 2009-2018 and the released detailed 2019 data. UK data will be updated first and followed by the regional data from 27 May. Please be patient as we update these pages or contact the VisitBritain research team if you have any questions- VB/VEResearch@visitbritain.org. Thank you.

Global context

Measure2019
International tourism expenditure (US$bn)10.9
Global rank for international tourism expenditure34
Number of outbound visits (m)4.0
Most visited destinationAustralia
Most visited destination in Western EuropeUnited Kingdom

Key demographic and economic data

Measure2019
Population (m)4.9
GDP per capita PPP (US$)39,558
Annual average GDP growth over past decade (%)2.9
Annual average GDP growth in the past year (%)2.3

Inbound visits to Britain from New Zealand

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Access to Britain from New Zealand

Measure2019
Weekly departing seats to gateway cities which have routes to the UK59,382
Main gateway hubs en-route from New Zealand to the UKSoutheast Asia, Northeast Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australia
Countries with connecting flights to the UK from New Zealand16
  • New Zealand has a complex aviation market. With extensive outbound seat capacity, New Zealand travellers have a diverse range of options for travelling to the UK, with connecting flights via aviation hubs in Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, the Middle East, North America and Australia to gateway cities across the UK, including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, London Stansted, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff
  • The current reduced rate of Air Passenger Duty for visitors departing Britain for New Zealand is £78